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Solskjær provides update on Man United future of Newcastle-linked Lingard

Solskjær provides update on Man United future of Newcastle-linked Lingard

Solskjær wants Lingard extended at Old Trafford

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boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær has come out and spoken about the future of midfielder Jesse Lingard at Old Trafford.

The Norwegian headmaster has revealed that his preference for the England international is that he extends his contract with the Red Devils, labelling him an important player in the process.

“We want to extend Jesse Lingard contract, we see him as an important player for us. It’s up to him, maybe up to me to give him more playing time because he deserves to. Hopefully, we can get a deal sorted for Jesse because we really rate him”  Note: quote provided by Fabrizio Romano via UTDReport

Labeling Lingard an important player at United is a strange one, however, as the Warrington-native has logged just 45-minutes of Premier League action this season.

Solskjær provides update on Man United future of Newcastle-linked Lingard

Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard (centre) celebrates scoring their side’s second goal of the game with Cristiano Ronaldo (right) during the Premier League match at the London Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday September 19, 2021. (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)

Despite his distinct lack of minutes, Lingard has still found the back of the net on two occasions, scoring against Newcastle and West Ham in back-to-back weekends.

West Ham loan spell shows England man can still hack it

In stark contrast, Lingard was absolutely brilliant for David Moyes’ West Ham in the second-half of the 2020-21 Premier League season, posting the best numbers of his career while at the London Stadium.

Solskjær provides update on Man United future of Newcastle-linked Lingard

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 21: Jesse Lingard of West Ham United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on February 21, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Across 16-appearances in the league, the United youth product bagged 9-goals and added another 5-assists, with a goal contribution record of 0.875/match.

Lingard seamlessly fit into the tactical framework under Moyes, and his appearances for England have also been solid overall. Why Solskjær refuses to trust him more is anyone’s guess, but there will certainly be life after Old Trafford, should Lingard decide to fully part ways with the club.

Newly-minted Newcastle United are one such club understood to boast an interest in the goalscoring midfield talent.


This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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